A hike from the Swinging Bridge parking area out to Calloway Peak and back via the Grandfather Trail. This is one of the most unique and rugged trails in the southeast...
Trailhead GPS Coordinates:36.096208, -81.831771
Route Type: Out-and-back Difficulty: HARD
Hike Length: 5.5 miles Hike Duration: 4:30
Trailhead Temp: 70'F Trail Traffic: 50-100 people
Min. Elevation: 5,200' Max. Elevation: 5,964'
Total Vertical Gain: ~2,100' Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 382'
Trails Used (blaze color/shape): Grandfather (blue diamonds), Underwood (yellow diamonds)